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are parked along this roadway and from a levee which is behind this house because there are no hydrants out here on bethel island. the other issue was the power line. you can see wires that are down and those wires are now dead because pg&e had to come and turn them off but it took awhile to do that and he said it certainly did not make the fire fight any easier. >> power lines were dropped down hampering the fire operation. >> you had to pull back completely? >> we didn't pull back completely, we had to readjust some lines. >> reporter: another thing that made the fire fight more difficult and we have seen it in the news with the fire stations closing, there is a fire station which is about a mile from where we are and that fire station actually closed in july so the next closest was
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five miles further and that meant they had to wait a little bit longer a couple of minutes but really the house was so fully involved when they got here there was not much they could do to save it. coming back to the scene on taylor road you can see them putting water on this structure but when you pan down, you can see the wreckage, that was the original house which was on fire. i have spoken to the residence who say -- residents who say they were in the house, we can tell you nobody was hurt and they have evacuated homes on either side but again this fire was very stubborn and it will be at least another half hour before they get this fire under control because it is in the upper level of this building. residents are very frustrated because it's very difficult to watch their homes continue to
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burn. live in bethel island, claudine wong ktvu channel 2 morning news. well, it is the first day of spring and that's not stopping the rain this morning. tara moriarty is in richmond with more on what we can expect for the morning commute, tara? >> reporter: well we can call them spring showers because it is the first official day for the oakland tribune and it is spring. many had to wear rain gear for the dominican republic and puerto rico. it is a soggy lack luster winter and it is only two thirds of where it usually is. fans appreciated the rain but thought the timing was off. >> we looked at the weather report and we were very disappointed because it has been nice the entire week but that's okay because we need it. >> reporter: we got a good
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amount of rain around dinner time and this morning you should see more rain off and on throughout your commute and steve paulson will much of more in your forecast and tomorrow is looking dry. >> steve paulson will have your complete forecast in just a minute and don't forget you can get your latest information on and click on weather. he is now facing federal charges. andre franklin was arrested march 3rd accused of stealing a rear gold jewelry box and now he is accused of selling the jewelry box to a business owner and demanding $10,000. franklin told the man who he would turn the man into police if he did not pay up.
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they are warning about potential fees and the city created this for undocumented immigrants and they were able to offer banking services but they have uncovered hidden fees. card holders are charged $2 for federal benefits and are charged a dollar every time federal benefits are put through through direct -- put there through direct deposit. you can see president barack obama greeting the leaders there and he says he wants to make clear to the world that the u.s. stands with israel and coming up at 5:15 a hot topic which is expected to dominate his talks with israel today. they may have been exposed to a chemical which is linked to cancer and birth defects. more than 1,000 employees work
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in two buildings where there are unsafe levels of it. c e.since january. it holds a toxic waste site and pregnant women have more of a chance after being exposed to giving birth to babies with birth defects. later the group fs city are going to announce a partnership with a project called homeless connect. the 3 5,000 tech workers are being encouraged to donate their time and job training services and their money to urging the fda to require the amount of caffeine to the put on the label. five deaths have been linked to the drinks and the company that makes the drinks say it is
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safe. they have linked obesity to sugary drinks and the number comes from the american beverage association which says the study is more about sensationnallism and -- sensationalism than science. the carnival sensation is being brought back in to save the event. now this year's celebration is set for may 25th and 26th, but they are having money problems in fact they are in financial jeopardy and there is talk of canceling the tradition. 400,000 has been given and they need an additional $170,000. the city is now investigating
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why they are having money problems. we are closer to 6:00 and sal has at least one crash to talk about, sal? that's right we have had a bunch of crashes but right here we have an overturned vehicle and several other cars involved so watch for slowed traffic in that area. also we are looking at the 680 commute heading south and we have wet roads all over the place and we had a lot of fender-benders and it is 5:57 let's go back to the desk. the latest on a big fire, what firefighters found when they got there and why they are having a hard time putting it out. we are talking about a messy problem for bart which is strictly for the birds. we have clouds and rain and
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. good morning, ktvu channel 2 morning news was first on the scene and firefighters are having a huge problem putting out that fire. we will tell you how close the shooting happened to an area that children frequent after a young man was shot by driveby shooting. president barack obama is now in israel, the critical issue on the agenda, ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. complete news coverage starts right now this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning, thank you for waking up with us this wednesday more march 20th, i am pam cook. >> did steve tell you to grab an umbrella? >> i did yes, and it started yesterday afternoon just like he said. there you go. >> there you go, both of you
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are correct, it started yesterday and continues this morning, this is kind of hit and miss and we have it trying to move into the north bay and mostly cloudy skies 50s and 60s, here is sal. good morning, a lot more crashes this morning some serious and some fender benders and you can see it is crowded but not stop and go and also the commute looks good on northbound 101 in san francisco, let's go back to the desk. we are finding developing news on bethel island where firefighters have put out a fire which has burned two homes. you can see a very active scene on taylor road on bethel island which started around 2:30 a.m. and it has burned two homes and some downed power lines made it difficult to access that fire and a passersby

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